In a series of tweets, Twitter announced it has rolled out a new design for its website, which mimics the look and feel of its iOS and Android apps. It’s a small change that makes it easier to compose tweets and gives users the ability to customize colours in their timeline.
Previously, to write a new tweet, you would need to click the ‘Compose’ button in the top-right corner, which would trigger a pop-up window to type your text. And while you can still do that, the new version also adds a quick-compose pane under the user profile widget on the left. Click there and you can compose a new tweet, add photos and add your location.
“Placing a compose box right in the left column should make the interface feel a bit lighter weight, inviting people to tweet out a bit more than placing it ‘under’ the compose button. I’d guess that this was aimed at converting lurkers to tweeters,” TechCrunch wrote.
Meanwhile, Twitter also announced that its new layout lets you change the colour scheme. By going to Settings -> Design, you can customize the background colour and link colour, as well as choose white or black overlays. It’s yet another cool way to customize your Twitter page.
The updated UI should already be visible to anyone using Twitter.com. It’s only a cosmetic change and if you want more functions, you’re still better off with something like Tweetdeck.